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  • How Data Is Saving the Retail Industry
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    How Data Is Saving the Retail Industry

    By Mallory Schlossberg on Business Insider UK It’s no secret: the retail industry is struggling. With people choosing not to spend their money on clothes, retailers need to know where to look. But while mall stores struggle, fast-fashion giants such as H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 are thriving. This is in part because of strategies that are based in data and analytics. By understanding what the consumer is craving, these companies can drive sales. This is not a Read more >

  • Smartphones Overtake Desktops for Holiday Shopping
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    Smartphones Overtake Desktops for Holiday Shopping

    By Mae Anderson on Business of Fashion For the first time, more people will visit retailers’ web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day. NEW YORK, United States — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers. For the first time, there’s expected to be more people visiting retailers’ web sites through their Read more >

  • Five Years On: Untangling Instagram’s Growing Web of Influence
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    Five Years On: Untangling Instagram’s Growing Web of Influence

    By Tom Jenkins for CNN Instagram’s fifth birthday party had a guest list stretching to 400 million. That’s how many monthly active users the photo-sharing app now has and almost half of them are under 25. In the triumvirate of social media (along with Facebook and Twitter), it’s definitely the cool one. Much of the platform’s appeal lies in it simplicity, hence developers have changed very little since its inception. But with the introduction of Read more >

  • Macy’s CEO Defends Role of Stores in E-commerce Era
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    Macy’s CEO Defends Role of Stores in E-commerce Era

    By Phil Wahba on Fortune Lundgren says he will only cut so much. Macy’s  (M 1.89%)  has hit its roughest patch since the Great Depression, prompting the retailer to add to its program of store closings as sales continue to fall. While the department store chain, which on Wednesday reported its third straight quarter of declining comparable sales, plans to streamline its fleet and weed out dozens of poor locations, there is a limit to how much the retailer Read more >

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